Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!!

The weather was absolutely amazing this past weekend, and we finally did something we had wanted to do with Emmy Cate for a long time – a trip to the zoo! 

EC gorilla

Emmy Cate loved seeing all of the animals!!  There were 2 pandas – a mama (or papa) bear, and a “little” baby.  They were both really close to the windows and we had fun seeing these magnificent creatures up close and personal. 

Emmy Cate pointed out everything and said “See”.

EC panda 2

All of the monkeys were pretty cool and Emmy Cate can say “monkey” too!  After seeing orangutans, gorillas, and other monkeys, she posed with Daddy for some pics.

EC daddy with gorilla 

EC and daddy

We enjoyed the kids area complete with a petting zoo.  There were plenty of goats and sheep for EC to love on, and she was really into petting them.  She thought they were pretty neat and liked feeling the different textures of their fur.   

EC petting zoo 2

EC petting zoo 1

After hitting a couple of exhibits, Emmy Cate really got into trying to spot the animals in their habitats.  She was pretty good at pointing out things to you if she saw it first!  

EC watching monkeys EC watching orangutans 

I think her favorites were the monkeys, who were jumping around chasing each other, the pandas because they were so close to us, and the petting zoo because she got to touch!! 

naked mole ratesEC meerkat

EC flamingos 2

Emmy Cate’s grasp of new words has really exploded the past few weeks.  Even her teachers have commented on how advanced her vocabulary is compared to the other kids!  I think we stopped counting once she reached about 20, but her latest words are Mommy (yay!!), monkey, bird, bump, side (for outside), no, Elmo, Cookie (for Cookie Monster), puppy (this is a favorite), car, nite nite, more, and Minnie (for her fav stuffed animal Minnie Mouse).


DeDe said...

Loved the update. Of course her vocabulary is wonderful - look who her parents are (and grandparents, of course)!!!!

Grandma (Pam) said...

How cute those little looks on her face are. She is so adorable and can't wait to hear her saying all her words.